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What You Should Be Drinking This Memorial Day Weekend

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Ahh Memorial Day. While officially the holiday commemorates those who have gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country, unofficially it's the official start to summer, and a great reason to celebrate. In honor of the 3 day weekend, our service men and women and our great country, restaurants and bars across this great city are offering special drinks. We've rounded up the best to help you celebrate!

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Everyday Sunshine
Magnolia House
492 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 584-1126

Open from 4pm to 12pm on Memorial Day, Pasadena's Magnolia House is joining in on the festivities by offering their own cocktail concoction. Create dby Colin Shearn, the Everyday Sunshine will give you a daily fix of Vitamin D. The cocktail, which is crafted with vodka, pineapple, raspberry, lime, Aperol and vermouth, is deliciously light, fruity, and the perfect combination for a start of summer drink.

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Rascal Margarita
801 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-3229

Shake it up this Memorial Day with the crisp and classic Rascal Margarita, crafted with Zapopan tequila, Bols triple sec, lemon and lime juice. Known for their tasty food, mouthwatering cocktails and great setting, this mid-city bar/restaurant will be open from 4pm to 12 midnight on Memorial Day, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy more than just one drink.

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Kiwi-Strawberry Margarita
solita Tacos & Margaritas Valencia
24201 Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA
(661) 291-1399

Created by Colin Pflugradt, solita Tacos & Margaritas in Valencia isn't just serving up one special drink. They're serving many options of their favorite cocktails including their Kiwi-Strawberry Margarita, which is mixed with Agavales blanco tequila, fresh kiwis and strawberries, lime juice, agave nectar and a splash of soda water. Or, go for their Frozen Margarita, shaken up with Agavales blanco tequila, house-made sweet and sour, a splash of fresh orange juice and Triple Sec. Another great option is their Skinny Margarita, which is a little less sweet and a little more tart with Agavales blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, a touch of agave nectar and a splash of soda water. solita Tacos & Margaritas Valencia will be open for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 11amto 10pm, with the bar remaining open until 12am Midnight. Happy Hour is from 3:15 to 6pm and Reverse Happy Hour is from 9pm to 11pm.

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Venice Whaler
10 W Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
(310) 821-8737

With the great weather, heading down to Venice should be a requirement for Memorial Day. After riding bikes around Abbot Kinney, visiting the famed Venice Canals and sitting on the beach, head over to the Venice Whaler for their Snowgroni. Created by Anthony Settecase, these snow cones aren't just for kids. This grownup version of the icy treat, crafted with Bulldog gin, Campari, Antica Carpano and shaved ice, will help cool you down and be great after a day of events. Venice Whaler will be open for Memorial Day, Monday May 25th from 11am to 2am, which leaves plenty of time to sip down more than just one of these tasty treats!

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Shiso Rockin'
12223 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 398-8611

Culver City hot spot FIN is kicking it up a notch for Memorial Day Weekend by serving their Shiso Rockin', a spa water inspired elixer of Rock sake, vodka, lime juice, muddled cucumber and shiso leaf, which will have you feeling relaxed and satisfied. Open for Memorial Day, you can enjoy this special cocktail and more from 5pm to 11pm.

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